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   RE: EKGs- do you do them in your office?
 From: Marie Amina Aryan, NP-C
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 11-02-2017 09:53
 Message: I found a very old HP (1980s) on Craigslist for $100. There a few used medical supply stores. It still works. I do not do much inhouse testing; however, determining ED now versus other plan would be difficult otherwise. Also, for QTC monitoring for potential medication interactions for needed medications-for patients with severe depression-risk/benefit analysis would be difficult without it. I am solo (no front desk or MA).

Marie

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Marie Amina Aryan, NP-C
FNP
Lakewood Family Health Clinic
303-578-8191
Lakewood, Colorado
Empathetic Family Healthcare clinic
Lakewood CO
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Original Message:
Sent: 11-01-2017 12:35
From: Jessica Rongitsch
Subject: EKGs- do you do them in your office?

Hi Melissa
I'm in a similar practice situation (one room/no clinical staff) and I do EKG's myself.  We have a MAC 1200 machine--it's pretty old but it works. I think we bought it used from Seattle Surgical Supply.  It probably takes me 8-10 min from set up to print. We charge $35 and get paid around $24 per EKG.

In the end after buying a machine, the lead stickers, and your time it's probably not worth it financially but I do feel I need to have the capacity to perform EKG's for patient care.

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Jessica Rongitsch MD, FACP
Capitol Hill Medical
Seattle, WA
98104
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Original Message:
Sent: 11-01-2017 12:00
From: Melissa Weakland
Subject: EKGs- do you do them in your office?

No?  How does that work out then for your patients?

Yes? What is your flow to make this work?
And what equipment/technology do you use?
Does billing work out for the time?

We have one room per provider and no medical staff.
I haven't been able to see how we can do them but its gotten a bit silly that we don't.

I'm hopeful this group has good solutions to help me see outside the box.

thanks
Melissa

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Melissa Weakland MD
Ballard Neighborhood Doctors
Seattle WA
IMP since 2007
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